What would happen if a struggling 27-year-old rapper decided to launch his music career with an unconventional publicity stunt: running for mayor?

The Good

  • The show looks funny. It makes a big joke about American politics in the trailer.
  • It’s the fantasy of every Sim City player from the last 25 years.

The Ugly

  • Where will the conflict be, aside from the black rapper taking on the older, white politician?
  • Will the town rallying behind a young, charismatic mayor be believable? Is everyone just going to go clean up the park instead of playing Playstation?


Outside of 24, I’m not much for political shows. I do have some hope that the small scale of government and personal relationships on display may provide ample laughs and warm moments to share with my wife. I will definitely check this show out on ABC.

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